Hey guys. I’ve pursued all formal avenues about this issue, so i’m trying to get help here now.
Every once in a while when I play Evolve, the entire game will lock up. My screen will freeze, and all audio stops except for the ambient noise/music and, sometimes, the voice comms. I can SOMETIMES alt+tab, but for the most part this event freezes my entire computer. In the event the game allows me to switch away from Evolve, I cannot open new tabs on Chrome, open new programs, close programs, open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing) or shut down the computer. I can’t do anything.
This always happens for almost exactly 50-60 seconds, every time, and then the game will unfreeze and shove me back in where I was, or, more frequently, to the loss screen, because I was killed while frozen.
The official 2K support deal could not find anything wrong with my system after discussing this issue with them for almost a month now. The only thing they could suggest was verifying the cache/files on Steam and reinstalling, which i’ve done many times. Nothing helps.
The weirdest parts of this issue are the whole-system-locking-up deal, the fact that sometimes I can still hear comms, and most curiously, if I happen to have an elite wildlife buff at the time of the freezing, when I unfreeze, the buff has not decayed at all. It will retain its full duration while I am frozen, even if my teammate’s buffs are almost gone/have run out.
I would really appreciate any knowledge anyone has about this, and if they have found a solution to this. So far the only thing i’ve been told is to play the game with Geforce Experience open, but that doesn’t seem to help.
AMD Vishera FX-8350 (4.0 GHz)
EVGA GTX 980
Latest drivers, running Evolve on “Optimized” settings.